Harajuku Taproom

4.6
93 Reviews
$30 and under
Izakaya

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Great Beer
The Harajuku Taproom is LA’s 1st Japanese Craft Beer Izakaya. We operate as a Taproom for Baird Brewing Company, one of Japan's leading craft brewers based in Shizuoka, Japan. As their 1st overseas outpost, we are the only location outside of Japan to offer such a wide selection of Baird Beer on tap, typically serving as many as 20 Baird Beers, including both traditional beer styles as well as unique beers brewed with a variety of local Japanese ingredients. Our Menu offers a mix of traditional and innovative izakaya dishes, including grilled skewers, house-made gyoza dumplings, creative sushi rolls, and a variety of daily specials, all designed to pair well with our selection of beers and sake. In addition to our selection of Japanese craft beer, we also have a well-curated selection of premium Japanese sakes, brewed by smaller, family-owned breweries.

Support Harajuku Taproom during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 93 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lovedddd date night here !! It was our first time and we had so much fun! Haven’t been going out much since covid but their set up was so nice and we felt safe to enjoy ourselves!! Will be back soon :)

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vipAlanB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service

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AGAWA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was good, but not so enjoyable as the past visit served by Greg.

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vipMikeHern
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most unique restaurants in Los Angeles. More craveable dishes than any other restaurant in town.

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vipGreatLA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a great intimate & unique dining experience. Saki and beer flights with Japanese food!! What more could you want? They also have friendly service and cute outdoor area.

JH
JHo98
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan options are amazing and I enjoy the service.

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NevM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Service with an Excellent beer and sake list

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vipAndreaW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Love the service. Love it all! So friendly and delicious.

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vipFrankW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little izakaya with a wonderful menu and terrific selection of unusual Japanese beers. Terrific patio seating area for Covid period as well!

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LA2CU
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great sake/beer and flavourful food to pair. Great service, even with all the COVID-19 restrictions. Thanks!

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Ellie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harajuku Taproom is our neighborhood go to place. Good food great beer and nice folks. What more could you want?0

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and drink. Exceptional service. Hope we get to eat inside soon again but they’ve done a wonderful job with the outdoor space.

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Hailie
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner. Favorites are the gyoza, the friend chicken, spicy tuna and now the oni roll. Very very good! Great draft beer and Saki! The wait staff were also very helpful and attentive. Highly recommended!!

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service was prompt and friendly. The outdoor dining is on the street, so there was a little bit of street noise, but regardless, I would highly recommend eating here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had GREAT covid countermeasures and I felt very comfortable. They were so on top of cleaning and have plexiglass between tables as well as hand sanitizer for you to use. We went for DineLA and the value of the amount of food we got was more than satisfactory. Great beer and sake selection too

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vipOverdalimits
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food and service was great! Our server was super attentive and always would check in on us. The only con was that the food took a little while to get to our table. Otherwise this place was great!

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HeatherL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a little hot but they cannot control the weather

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TimG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Loved the sake flight :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, yummy food cute location very friendly staff always attentive and helpful.

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AaronB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a real gem. Multiple types of available beers in half and full sizes. An extensive menu. The pork chashu bowl is simple and filling. Owner is a great guy and the business participates in FeedCulver during these tough times. All around a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience despite being in the time of Corona. I appreciate you guys very much.

TM
TimothyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Exceptional job under the current difficult pandemic situation.
We will be back,

HL
HeatherL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Please note they only have two tables so try not to cancel last minute. Cheers!

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michellec
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would HIGHLY recommend this place! Excellent food with plenty of options so you can try a ton of different items. We loved the chicken meatball skewers, spicy tuna on crispy rice and craft beers

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Tienn
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the Covid19, the restaurant was empty when I came to eat, the place was quiet, and half the tables were unusable. But the servers were great, the food was awesome and the beer was on point. Will definitely be going back to this restaurant to try other food and beer options.

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Cody
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great drinks will return👍

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! All safety regulations were followed closely. I’m glad to be about to support the business during these difficult times.

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ChristianC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Erick our server was on point .everything was great thank you for the aiming time.

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Hailie
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great to be back at Harajuku! We ordered our favorites and they didn’t disappoint. The draft beer tasted really fresh. All in all, a very good evening. Looking forward to the next time.

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vipJoyce
Hawaii
101 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been fortunate enough to have visited a couple of Baird's breweries in Japan, I can see they have brought their formula out to LA!

Beers are imported from Japan. Staff ultra knowledgeable of the other Baird locations. Love the beer selections. Tasty food.

JK
JeanK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HJ Taproom has a wonderful assortment of Japanese beers and sake and let's not forget the tasty bites! Both small portions as well as heartier eats, there's something for everyone. Adam, the owner and his team are attentive and friendly. Check it out!

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VinodhB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Small and cozy, would have liked if they have some Japanese whisky not just sake an beer

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TeriA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our second visit. The food is AMAZING! I was bummed that they were out of scallops (my favorite) at 5:30pm on Valentine's, but everything else is so yummy that their baby ribs took scallops right out of my mind. What a sauce! Overall, the wait staff is very friendly, but not the best at checking back at the table. I had to flag down someone twice to get a drink refill. This should be automatic that they see when drinks are empty. Just saying!

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vipKevinN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tasty options from beers to skewers. Be sure to make a reservation to guarantee a seat in the intimate, cheery space.

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ArikK
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with a party of nine and took advantage of the Dine LA menu. They did a great job accommodating us and the food, drink and service was great. We will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service!

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WWgirl
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great sake, yummy food, and a fun vibe!

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vipdevinguinn
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here as we live close.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, amazing food, amazing staff

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Harajuku Taproom using the Order Online button. Harajuku Taproom also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Harajuku Taproom also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 398-9000.

Harajuku Taproom is rated 4.6 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

Harajuku Taproom does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://hjtaproom.com/culver-city-harajuku-taproom-gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.